Michael W. Lance, Sr., 76, of Reedsville

Michael W. Lance, Sr., 76, of Reedsville, OH, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born April 9, 1943 in Ivydale, WV, son of the late Frank and Ora McKown Lance. He was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War, a member of the Coolville Masonic Lodge 337 F&AM and retired from the Operating Engineers.

 
Mike is survived by a son, Michael Jr. and Jennifer Lance; 3 daughters, Laurie and Steve Barber, Lisa and Mike Welch and Traci Carter; 12 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Ruth Ann Lance, Barbara and Tom Summerfield and Cindy and Fred Houghton; a special niece, Donna and his dog, Gus. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; a granddaughter, Rebecca Lance; three brothers, Joe, Roger and Jack and two sisters, Judy and Genelle. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, OH, with Lance Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Lance Family Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted. 

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m.